Your post about free college tuition is very insightful. Many people don’t have the money to continue with college but free tuition can change their lives. Its is really interesting how you brought up that their are many pros and cons about free college tuition. One pro that I can think of is more people are educated making it a…[Read more]
Your post on pollution is very interesting. The problem of pollution has been mentioned many times but now it seems as if it’s not an important deal. Pollution is important not only to us but animals. If we don’t take actions to reduce pollution many species may be wiped out. In my opinion I think we should inform people from all around…[Read more]
Your post is important because many of us have contributed to climate change due to our actions. I agree the everyday things we do has to change in order to prevent more issues. Due to the climate change species may be wiped out. An example would be polar bears their maybe be very few left in the future because the ice caps are…[Read more]
The book I am currently reading is The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne. From what I have read I understand that the main character Bruno and his family have to move out of Berlin. The reason being his
This topic is extremely sad, but I think is important to learn about such awful things that happened so that we can learn from our mistakes. I have no read the book but I want to and I hope you enjoy reading it.
I really loved this book when I first read it. While it is very sad, the subject was very interesting and I learned a lot through the eyes of this little boy. I really hope you enjoy the rest of it, but be warned, the ending is very sad.
From your post that you have written I am aware that the price of college tuition is increasing. Many student get financial aid but that doesn’t cover all their expenses. Going off to college can be stressful and costy. To get a good education you must pay thousands of dollars to reach you goals. Many will not continue the journey a…[Read more]
Dear Kyra, I agree with you that it made a difference. Many people may have changed their view on immigrants after the boycott. As a result to show that America wouldn’t be the same without immigrants people didn’t go to work, children weren’t sent to school, businesses shut down, no buying was done by the immigrants, etc. In my opinion the e…[Read more]
I am really interested in your post. Coffee can have positive or negative effects. It’s been in the news a couple of times that coffee can be beneficial but also life threatening. Coffee can help us to avoid being sick. Such as reducing pain, reducing suicide risk and depression, etc. In many other ways people argue that coffee is…[Read more]
I agree with you that we have to help India. There is many other places not just rural parts of India that only have access to contaminated water. The country of India should help its inhabitants to have a source of clean water. In my opinion I feel like governments and presidents of different parts of the world should help India as…[Read more]
I agree that women still don’t have the same rights as men. It’s unfair because women should be equal as men. They deserve the same right. We shouldn’t be seen less we can do the same things as men. For example a single mother, is both a mom and dad to their children they play both roles and do their best in educating and being…[Read more]
I can totally relate to what you felt after Donald J. Trump won the election. In my opinion I think Clinton would’ve been a better fit. The way Donald Trump offended Latinos and Muslim is really unacceptable. He shouldn’t just focus on Americans he should focus on everyone within the United States. It was really vulgar that he i…[Read more]
I’m currently halfway through the book That was then, this is now by S.E. Hinton. From what I have read in the book it is about two brothers who grow apart as the oldest one starts spending more time with
I agree with you that medical marijuana should be legalized. Im totally in agreeance with you that it may be a better way than taking medications. Marijuana may be a better solution when it comes to medical issues. If marijuana is a better way to treat illnesses then it should become legalized to use for medicinal purposes.…[Read more]
The book That Was Then, This Is Now by S.E. Hinton is about to boys who are really close and soon grow apart. This book is about Bryon a teenager and his adopted brother Mark, as the grow up they start to grow
I agree that going to college can be difficult to afford. Many people don’t continue their studies because the amount for college is extremely high. Some students drop out and never return to college.
One thing you said that really stand out to me is, “Due to high costs, college is becoming harder and harder to afford for most p…[Read more]
I am interested in your poem because I like the way it gives a description of your life. One thing that you said that stands out for me is, “I am from great friends Who make my life interesting And through good and bad, Will always be there for me.” I think this is sweet that you included your friends in your poem. Your poem reminds me of the poe…[Read more]
For so many families a war is right at their doorstep. Death, hunger, and poverty looms over the people that are victims of war. I like most other people cannot come to comprehend what is like to live in countries at war. But I can say one thing that it leaves nasty marks that last a lifetime. For a family a war is never truly over even if it is on warfront. They must face the aftermath of death and destruction for a very long time. So I do agree with you on the facts that its not easy to survive through a war.
I thought that your post about what children go through during wartime is very insightful, and is something not a lot of people think about. War can impact someone’s life in a very intense way that makes it hard to see past the situation. I had never heard of this book, but it sounds like it is an eye opener.
Yuliana, I think you are right.
I read few books about those war kids too. They have to fight, kill and survive wars which they don’t even know why it is for. Sometimes adults injects drugs to those young kids to make them kill. They still have to face poverty and insecure environment.
At least in your book there are people who are willing to provide some food; in the stories I read the things were worse.
I think this is an important issue that needs to be addressed, and I think more people who can protect those kids should care about them. It is important for us to know what kids in the war exactly means.
I am interested in your post because many Americans do not realize what can happen if Donald Trump is elected for president. He is wanting to change many things that should stay how they are. If he
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